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When you lost a baby tooth as a child, you likely placed it under your pillow and awoke in the morning to find a few pieces of money in its stead. At least that’s likely what took place if you lived in the US. Were you aware that other regions also have one-of-a-kind traditions concerning what to do with baby teeth once they’ve fallen?

While we tend to place the tooth underneath our pillows, children in Sweden and Norway place their teeth in a cup of water. (We hope no one accidentally drinks this! Eww!) Due to the quiet nature of slipping the tooth out from under the pillow while the child dreams, a small mouse does the Tooth Fairy’s job in Italy, France and Belgium. In Scotland, these traditions merge: a fairy rat uses coins to buy the fallen chompers from the children. In Greece, Mexico and Turkey, children toss their baby teeth onto the roof of their homes after making a wish.

Aid is only a phone call away. Please call 240-329-2398 to contact our Potomac Dental Centre practice and pencil in your checkup with Dr. Everett Eklund in Hagerstown, Maryland. The entire team at Potomac Dental Centre will be happy to help you! Call now for a brighter smile.